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Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder - ICDBX132

Abt Model: ICDBX132 | UPC Code: 027242857612
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Built-In 2GB Flash Memory/ Up To 2,087 Hours Of Recording Time/ Mono Microphone For 75-15kHz Audio Response/ Automatic Record Level Settings/ Ease Of Use With Scene Select/ Intelligent Noise Cut For Noise-Free Recordings/ Silver Finish
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Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder - ICDBX132

Always remember those random thoughts. The ICD-BX132 digital voice recorder provides up to 2,087 hours of recording (LP Mode) via 2GB built-in flash memory. Outfitted with a mono microphone for capturing dictations and meetings with great clarity, you can also use an external microphone (sold separately) for stereo recording. Additional features include Noise Cut which reduces ambient noise during recording and Low Cut for reducing the effect of wind noise in your recordings.

Key Features:

  • Built-in 2GB flash memory
  • Up to 2,087 hours of recording time (LP Mode)
  • Mono microphone for 75-15kHz audio response
  • Automatic Record level settings
  • Ease of use with Scene Select
  • Intelligent Noise Cut for noise-free recordings

Features:

  • Convenient recording Complete with a large LCD display and front controls, the ICD-BX132 is easy to use while capably capturing moments as they occur.
  • Automatic Record level The recorder automatically adjusts recording levels for optimum results.
  • Digital Pitch Control Digital Pitch Control enables the recording to be played at a faster or slower rate without changing the recording’s pitch.
  • Add/Overwrite Did you forget a thought or mis-speak? With Add/Overwrite capability, adding to or overwriting recordings during playback is quick and easy.
  • Mono Microphone Capture thoughts, dictations and other details with great clarity viathe built-in microphone. Via an external microphone (available separately). stereo recordings can also be made when necessary.
  • Low Cut When activated, Low Cut filter helps reduce the effect of wind noise in your recordings.
  • Easy Search Rewinds or fast forwards in short increments making it easier to locate a segment in a long recording for review.
  • Built-in 2 GB flash memory1 2 GB of available internal flash memory provides ample space for recording life’s important moments-up to 2,087 hours in fact.1
  • Noise Cut Noise Cut reduces ambient noise during recording for clearer speech playback.
  • Alarm Playback Set a future date and time and the recording will automatically be played.
  • Battery Operated Two AAA batteries (supplied) will deliver up to 20 hours of recording time so you will never miss a beat.

Specifications:

Audio

  • Format(s) Supported : Recording - MP3 files: Bit Rate: 2 kbps - 192 kbps, VBRFile Extension: .mp3 Playback - MP3
  • Frequency Range : MP3 192k (SHQ): 75 - 15,000 HzMP3 128k (HQ): 75 Hz - 15,000 HzMP3 48k (Mono) (SP): 75 Hz - 10,000 HzMP3 2k (Mono) (LP): 100 Hz - 3,000 Hz
  • Microphone : Built-in, unidirectional microphone
  • Recording System : Digital, Monaural Recording

Convenience Features

  • Erase/Protect
  • Message Folder(s) : 5 folders
  • On-Screen Clock
  • Safety Lock : Hold Function
  • Search Features : Cue/Review, Easy Search

Memory

  • Memory Size : 2 GB = 2,147,483,648 bytesAvailable: 1.75 GB (1,879,048,192 bytes)

Audio Features

  • Microphone Sensitivity Feature : Yes (Hi/Lo)
  • Recording Features : 4 Modes: SHQ (192kbps): Super High- Quality monaural modeHQ (128kbps): High-Quality monaural modeSP (48kbps): Standard Play monaural modeHVXC (2kbps): Long Play monaural mode

General

  • Recording Media : Built-In Flash Memory 2GB³
  • Recording and Playback Times : SHQ - MP3 (192 kbps): 21 hrs 40 min; Max 13hrs battery lifeHQ - MP3 (128 kbps): 32 hrs 35 min; Max 15 hrs battery lifeSP - MP3 (48 kbps MONO): Max 86 hrs 55 min; Max 16 hrsLP - MP3 (2 kbps MONO): Max 2087 hrs; Max 20 hrs
  • Type of Use : Ultra Portable Voice Recorder

Power

  • Battery Life (Approx) : Up to 20 hours
  • Battery Type : Alkaline "AAA" x 2
  • Output Power : 300 mW
  • Power Requirements : Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries: 3.0 V DC

Convenience

  • Message Folder(s) : 5 Pre-Programmed at factory (5 Maximum) 99 Maximum files per folder 495 Maximum files

Inputs and Outputs

  • Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Minijack, Stereo)
  • Microphone Input : 1 (Minijack, Stereo)

Speaker

  • Speaker Dimensions : Approx. 1 1/8 in. (28 mm) diameter

What's In The Box:

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
  • Quick Start Guide (1)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.50 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 0.84"
  • Height: 4.5"
  • Width: 1.5"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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Memory2GB
Recording FormatMP3
Recording Time2,087 hours
Height (inches)4.5
Width (inches)1.5
Depth (inches)0.84
  

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Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder
 
4.1

(based on 43 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just Checked It Out

I've played with the Sony ICD-AX412, today. It's nice. But, Sony advertises a backlit screen provision, which I've not found? Also, it is not as "ready" as my old...Read complete review

I've played with the Sony ICD-AX412, today. It's nice. But, Sony advertises a backlit screen provision, which I've not found? Also, it is not as "ready" as my old Olympus VN-480PC, which begins recording from an "Off" status by simply pressing the "Rec" button. The Sony requires that an On/Off switch be used and that you wait while memory is processed...sometimes 10 seconds if there is a Micro SD card installed. I suspect the recording quality of the Sony will be better.

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Great hardware; awful software

We purchased several of these for use in classrooms to record student responses. The teachers found it easy to get started and make recordings. It was easy to retrieve the MP3 files off of...Read complete review

We purchased several of these for use in classrooms to record student responses. The teachers found it easy to get started and make recordings. It was easy to retrieve the MP3 files off of the device when using it as an attached device (like a flash drive or camera). However, the Sound Organizer software can only be run by an Administrator or Power User; it cannot be run by ordinary users. This is totally unacceptable in our environment.

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5.0

Rare item that justified buying new

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from Austin, TX 78758, USA

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I rarely buy electronic products new but this one seemed worth it and has completely proven itself to have been worth it. I've used it for hours daily recording my interactions with a severely narcissistic family member and it's been very valuable to give me a record of all interactions for future reference. Even at 48kbps (one of the long-record modes) voice quality is great. I use two NiMH AAA rechargeable batteries and they last days after being recharged. Being able to disable the beep and LED is good for not drawing attention to the recorder. The hold switch has proven valuable to avoid accidentally stopping a recording. The track mark feature is quite useful to note interesting points to go back to later. For other uses this also was unexpectedly useful. It has an external mic plug which supports a stereo external microphone, with full stereo recording. I used this to make some nice stereo recordings of our pond's water falling sound, and of a rain storm. This unit can also play back mp3 files, including stereo music tracks, and the sound quality is great when using headphones, with rich bass, though the display is small so navigating a lot of music files would be difficult. I wouldn't have expected this unit to be so full-featured beyond just mono voice recording. Computer syncing has been a breeze. Zero problems with USB connection (using Ubuntu Linux), copying files, safe removal, etc. It's never a given that a device will work well with a computer. I like the mini-USB connector on the side, which is convenient as I have other things that use this.

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2.0

frustrated

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from Valleyview , AB

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I HAVE LOST THE FIRST PART OF 2 DIFFERENT INTERVIEWS AFTER THE RECORDER SHUT OFF. I QUICKLY TURNED IT BACK ON AND COULD NOT FIND THE FIRST PART OF THE RECORDING. I USE THIS FOR CONTRACT WORK AND AM FRUSTRATED THAT I CANT RELY ON THIS RECORDER. MAYBE I AM USING IT WRONGLY. THE RECORDER IS A LITTLE OVER A MONTH OLD.

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5.0

Great Purchase

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from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

This product is easy a lot easier to use than my RCA digital voice recorder. The product also gives me the capability to convert my recordings into MP3 files. I should have purchase the Sony digital voice recorder before I purchased the RCA.

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5.0

Very Nice & Great Size

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from Clovis, NM

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I like the Sony digital recorder for all my meetings that I need to record the minutes. What I like about it is that the folders you can create with the program it has and store them. Nice & compact and very workable. I recommend this product to my professional friends.

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1.0

sucks

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from Madtown, WI

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

Instructions are too complicated. Certainly not user friendly.

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5.0

Recorder

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from ky

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

The recorder is great product. would buy again.

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4.0

Fine device at great price

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from Seattle

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

This isn't the Rolls Royce of audio recorders, but it's well-suited to both personal and professional use and doesn't cost $250. Audio quality and recording time meet the needs of professional news reporters -- including FM folks -- especially when employed with an external microphone. Editing and others functions are very limited, but those of us who actually do this stuff for a living always use PC-based audio editing applications. And transferring audio files is simple and quick.

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5.0

great purchase

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from Union, NJ

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

I got the Sony ICD-PX333 to replace my older PX820. The new one has many improvements over the older model, like continuous play of folders and auto shut off to save on battery life. I use rechargeable AAA's and with the shut off it helps them last longer.

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5.0

A Good Functional Recorder and Uncomplicated

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from New York

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

This is a good functional digital recorder that is simple to operate and so is its software. Very good record and sound production at a very practical level and more.

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3.0

2 different versions?

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder:

This is a great little recorder, the microphones pick up voices very clearly and it records music with outstanding fidelity. There seems to be some confusion about the specs for this model, however. The one I have has no abilitly to manually set record levels, and there is no mention of such ability in the manual or 'help guide'. Sony must have upgraded/changed the specs, because the current ads for this same model say it has the option of manual record levels, which is one reason I chose this model. I am disappointed that my UX533 doesn't have this capability. On the other hand, I got it for a very low price. Maybe the older ones w/o this feature are going for less.

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Sony Digital Flash Voice Recorder

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